Comfortable and central two-bedroom apartment on the Royal Mile

A comfortable, centrally located two-bedroom apartment (sleeps 1–4) on the Royal Mile, within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections.

Key Features

  • 3 star rating3 Star
  • Sleeps up to 4Sleeps up to 4
  • Free Wi-fiFree Wi-fi
  • First floor (no lift)First floor (no lift)
  • Gas central heatingGas central heating
  • TVTV
  • HairdryerHairdryer
  • IronIron
  • Shops within 50 metresShops within 50 metres
  • Linen/towels providedLinen/towels provided
  • Non-smokingNon-smoking
  • Children welcomeChildren welcome
  • Cot/Highchair on requestCot/Highchair on request
  • No pets allowedNo pets allowed
  • Shared courtyardShared courtyard
  • BalconyBalcony
  • Washing machineWashing machine
  • Electric cookerElectric cooker

More features

  • Shaver pointShaver point
  • FridgeFridge
  • FreezerFreezer
  • RadioRadio
  • ShowerShower
  • MicrowaveMicrowave

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The living room has two sofas and a TV, plus dining area

The living room has two sofas and a TV, plus dining area


  • sleeps one to four: standard-size double bed in bedroom 1 and two single beds in bedroom 2
  • dining area with Juliet balcony overlooking leafy Chessel's Court
  • living room with dining area, separate kitchen, shower-room
  • excellent central location set back from the bustling the Royal Mile

This holiday home is a comfortable two-bedroom apartment on the first floor of modern building overlooking Chessel's Court, just off the Canongate (Royal Mile) in the centre of Edinburgh. The apartment is within easy walking distance of the major tourist attractions, festival venues, shops, nightlife and transport connections.

With a Juliet balcony beside the dining area, the living room is light and looks out on to leafy Chessel's Court, which is set back from the bustling Canongate. There are two sofas with TV and a dining area. The kitchen is separate from the living room. The kitchen is well provided with crockery, cutlery, glasses and kitchenware, as well as a washing machine, fridge, freezer, cooker and microwave. There is a double bed in bedroom 1, two single beds in bedroom 2 (this can be set up to be one single bed if required),  and a shower room (no bathtub).

The apartment has gas central heating. The price of gas, electricity and local taxes is included. For the comfort of future guests, the apartment is non-smoking and pets are not allowed.

The Royal Mile, looking up towards Jeffrey Street / St Mary's Street

The Royal Mile, looking up towards Jeffrey Street / St Mary's Street

This apartment is situated on the Canongate, on the Royal Mile, in the heart of Edinburgh's historic Old Town. The Royal Mile, the backbone of medieval Edinburgh, connects Edinburgh Castle at one end with the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Parliament at the other. Edinburgh's main visitor attractions are on your doorstep and the neighbourhood is full of attractive independent shops and restaurants, bars and cafés to suit all budgets, from cheap and cheerful pizzerias to fine dining establishments. The Hub (the official centre for the Edinburgh International Festival) and the Festival Fringe office are on the Royal Mile, and you can easily walk to many of the Festival venues. You are also ideally placed to enjoy the Christmas and Hogmanay/New Year festivities.

Winding closes, cobbled alleyways, and ancient buildings along the Royal Mile create an atmosphere quite unlike any other city in Europe; much of the Royal Mile dates back to the Dark Ages, and it is an area of intense and brooding character. The Canongate is the lower end of the Royal Mile, and the apartment is within 400 metres of the Palace (HM the Queen's official residence in Scotland) and the Scottish Parliament.

The Canongate was a separate burgh from Edinburgh for over 700 years, taking its name from the canons (priests) of Holyrood Abbey. Because it was near the Palace of Holyroodhouse, the area developed as the court quarter and many fine residences for aristocratic families were built there. One of these, Queensberry House, now forms part of the Scottish Parliament building. Queensberry House was bought in 1686 by the father of the 2nd Duke of Queensberry, whose eldest son, the mad Lord James Douglas, escaped from confinement one night in 1701 and murdered a kitchen-boy – the very night that his father was signing the Act of Union that dissolved the Scots Parliament and put Scotland under English rule. You can find out more about Edinburgh's grisly past on the guided tours that leave from the Royal Mile. See for example Mercat Tours, Witchery Tours and Mary King's Close. Just along the road from the apartment is Dunbar's Close garden, an oasis in the city centre.

Getting there

The apartment is approximately 10-15 minutes' walk from both the Airport Express Bus Terminus and the main railway station: Edinburgh Waverley Station. There is also a tram service from Edinburgh Airport to the city centre. Bus number 35 runs directly from the Royal Mile from/to the airport; it takes longer than the express bus, but can be convenient as a door-to-door service. Taxis can be hailed throughout the city centre. We will send you detailed directions before your arrival.

For those arriving by car, there is metered parking on Holyrood Road (at the back of the apartment), though the maximum parking period is 2 hours. Parking on meters and single-yellow lines is free from 6.30pm to 7.30am; please check on-street signage for exact times of parking restrictions; parking is forbidden at all times on double-yellow lines. St John's Hill Car Park is on the next corner at Holyrood Road. Click on this website  and you can search for “Edinburgh St Johns Hill”.

All tenement apartments in Edinburgh are accessed by shared stairways, which tend to be functional more than luxurious. The apartment is on the first floor.

Edinburgh has an efficient public transport system run by Transport for Edinburgh. Trams and buses run throughout the city from early morning till midnight, after which there is a reduced night service. Lothian Regional Transport's information office is on Waverley Bridge.

  • “Nice apartment in a great location: We enjoyed our stay right in the middle of the Old Town. The apartment is tucked away from the busy Royal Mile, one minute walk from all the action. Perfect place for our family of four.”
    KW & family, Massachusetts, USA American flag
  • “Excellent apartment: A lovely apartment in a very central location. Well-equipped, comfortable and with a friendly and helpful host; also, despite being beside the busy Canongate, the apartment is very quiet inside. Plenty of places for eating close by, and in easy walking distance to the railway station, Princes Street and many tourist attractions. Definitely recommended and will be our first choice for our future visits to Edinburgh.”
    WB, The Hague, Netherlands Dutch flag
  • “Great location: The appartement is perfectly located. The Castle is in walking distance as well as Calton Hill and many other attractive sightseeings. I got a very warm and friendly welcome by the host. And the apartement itself is nice, two bedrooms, kitchen, living room … it's all there. And even though its located near the busy Canongate it's very quiet. Thanks for hosting me. Hope to be back soon!”
    CD, Moosburg an der Isar, Germany German flag
  • “Central to the heart of old Edinburgh, and just a short walk from the castle and our favourite haunts, and especially the National Museum of Scotland which is a must visit. My daughter and I have spent the last 5 years celebrating Xmas in Edinburgh, and Billy's apartment is our favourite. I wish we had found it earlier. Billy was very welcoming, and from stepping through the door into such a warm, cosy place we felt at home. Although on the Royal Mile the apartment is tucked back from the road and very quiet, with views over an enclosed square of grass and trees. The apartment was very clean and well serviced with all we needed ... We both found the beds comfortable and the bedding warm. We loved it. We will come back ~ Christmas in Edinburgh is such a pleasure.”
    AH & SH, England English flag
  • “This apartment was perfect for our stay. The location was fantastic & walking to all of our discoveries was easy. The flat itself was clean and well appointed. We would book again without a worry.”
    MG, Manitoba, Canada Canadian flag
  • “Me and my brother had a had a fantastic time the apartment was very comfortable. The owner who met us to give us the keys was very helpful and very friendly.”
    GB & DB, Nottingham and Birmingham, UK UK flag
  • “The perfect location: I couldn't have asked for a more perfect location as my home base in Edinburgh! Located right on the Royal Mile, easy walking distance to Waverley Station, with a variety of shops, cafes and a pub almost at the door! The flat was well equipped, bright and very homely ... I will definitely be booking here when I come back [to Edinburgh]!”
    AF, Carleton Place, Ontario, Canada Canadian flag
  • “Perfect spot to explore Edinburgh: This apartment is the perfect spot for exploring Edinburgh and beyond. The location is right in the center and you can walk everywhere. There are many restaurants and bars within walking distance if you don't want to cook in, and multiple grocery stores nearby if you do want to make use of the kitchen. The apartment is spacious, comfortable and well-equipped ... I would definitely stay here again!”
    GK, Spain Spanish flag
  • “Great flat in great city: This 2 bedroom flat is located on the Royal mile. It is spacious and modern. Very comfortable beds. Everything is within walking distance. Edinburgh is a great place to visit. Enjoy.”
    ST, Greensboro, NC, USA American flag
  • “A warm, tidy, nice and cosy accommodation just in the middle of the city center right in the heart of this Beautiful Capital ... Caldamente consigliata per chiunque voglia avere una bellissima esperienza in questa meravigliosa città!”
    FD, Rome, Italy Italian flag
  • “Good location, nice apartment. It's a very nice apartment just off the Royal Mile, which gives it a quieter atmosphere (the windows overlook Chessel´s Court). The flat was well equipped and we had no trouble whatsoever.”
    SC & family, Madrid, Spain Spanish flag
  • “Very good stay: We loved the apartment is very clear and functional, cleanliness, good bedding, warm welcome and small touches. We will come back because ideal location to visit Edinburgh.”
    JP & BP, Île-de-France, France French flag
  • “Great Location, helpful & friendly owners! This apartment is in a fantastic location on the Royal Mile and was perfect for our family of 4. The owners were extremely helpful, giving us easy to follow directions from the train station which is also close by and an easy walk and keeping in touch prior to our arrival ... The apartment had everything we needed and the heating was extremely effective, which was welcome for Australians visiting in winter! Located in between Edinburgh Castle and Holyrood Palace, each were a very easy walk. We would have no hesitation in recommending this apartment and would definitely stay here again.”
    JS & family, Queensland, Australia Australian flag
  • “Un parfait nid douillet dans la vieille ville! Des hôtes parfaits, très attentionnés et chaleureux. L'appartement est calme, confortable et très bien situé. Vous y trouverez tout le confort nécessaire pour un séjour parfait, et situé dans la vieille ville sans les nuisances sonores. L'accès de l'aéroport est très simple par bus (300) et/ou retour par tram, ou Uber (en fonction de votre heure d'arrivée). C'est une ville très agréable à découvrir (avec un très beau panorama au château qui est tout au bout de la rue (Royal Mile). Je vous conseille vivement cet Home Sweet Home.”
    KG & co, La Chappele sur Erdre, France French flag
  • “El apartamento tenía una buena ubicación. Estuvimos unos días y la verdad que nos resultó muy confortable y cómodo.”
    EY, Priego de Córdoba, Spain Spanish flag
  • “A Great Winter Getaway! We had previously visited Edinburgh in the summer and were hoping that our November holiday would be equally enjoyable. It exceeded our expectations. The Canongate rental was clean, comfortable, and warm! The owner punctually met us the evening of our arrival ... The location was perfect for accessing all the historic and shopping areas that Edinburgh offers. Waverley Station is an easy walk, and the flat provided the ideal home base for us as we traveled on a day trip to St. Andrews and an overnight trip to Inverness to visit friends. The building was quiet, and the location of the flat was tucked away and private. Our daughter accompanied us on this visit, and the flat was spacious for 3 adults. The bedrooms had ample storage for luggage and belongings. We will definitely check availability of this flat on upcoming visits to Scotland.”
    CB & family, Jacksonville, FL, USA American flag
  • “Sehr gute Organisation -- es hat alles wunderbar geklappt. Das Haus vermittelt zunächst einen etwas ungepflegten Eindruck, aber die Wohnung und das Treppenhaus sind mängelfrei, sehr gepflegt und wohnlich. Die Lage an der Royal Mile ist unschlagbar, der Flughafenbus hält vor der Tür [Skylink 300] ... alles bestens. Würde jederzeit weiterempfohlen werden. Danke für alles!!”
    MG & family, Wahrenholz, Germany German flag
  • “A fantastically well located property, right at the bottom of the Royal Mile with plenty of cafes, pubs and restaurants literally on its doorstep. Even so, noise from the street was minimal and we had no difficulty sleeping at night. Waverley station and many of the historic sites of Edinburgh are within a short walking distance, never more than 15 minutes away. The very friendly owners kept in touch and made our arrival and departure extremely smooth and easy. The flat itself is very comfortable, roomy, warm and has everything you could need for your stay. We very much hope to return again to enjoy the beautiful city of Edinburgh and would love to stay here again.”
    MF & co, Belfast, Northern Ireland Northen Irish flag
  • “Confortable y con muy buena localización. El apartamento muy confortable, espacioso y limpio. Buena calefacción y con todo lo necesario para pasar unas buenas vacaciones. La localización excelente y el propietario. Muy atento y servicial. Muy recomendable para disfrutar esta gran ciudad.”
    SL & co, Santander, Spain Spanish flag
  • “Lovely apartment in a brilliant location: An awesome place to stay in an excellent location, really is home from home with everything you need for a welcoming stay. Situated on the Royal Mile you are a short walk from all of Edinburgh’s attractions.”
    AC, Calgary, Alberta, Canada Canadian flag
  • “Pasamos unos dias en la ciudad en este apartamento, la verdad que ha sido todo estupendo. La situacion del apartamento es inmejorable y ademas esta muy limpio. No nos falto de nada, esta muy completo. Ademas Billy tuvo el detalle de dejarnos el desayuno. Pasamos unos dias en el mes de diciembre y no pasamos nada de frio, la calefaccion funciona perfectamente. Del propietario decir solo cosas buenas, fue muy servicial y nos resolvio un problema que tuvimos con la llave muy rapidamente. Altamente recomendable y desde luego volveremos a repetir.”
    RG, Madrid, Spain Spanish flag
  • “Had the most fantastic time at this apartment, they were so so comfortable and spotlessly clean with every utility you could need and walking distance to just about everything you could mention. And the host, Billy, was a real gentleman greeting us and helping us up with our luggage to the apartment ... We def will be staying here again and will be telling family and friends about these super apartments. Thanks to all.”
    JT & NC, Belfast, Northern Ireland Northen Irish flag
  • “Wonderful flat in a great location! We had such a great holiday in this flat. The owners were easy to reach ... Everything we needed was provided - coffee pot, WiFi, even a hair dryer. Thank you so much for making our trip so memorable.”
    RV & co, Grand Rapids, MI, USA American flag
  • “Todo correcto y lo que buscábamos. Un lugar céntrico, con fácil acceso y muy confortable. Lo recomiendo. Edimburgo no es un sitio para pasar los dias estando en casa (aunque se puede). Es para descansar, dormir, asearse, pillar fuerzas y mas pateo de la ciudad. Si vuelvo a ir, lo tendré muy en cuenta. Aparte está bien equipado.”
    HZ, Spain Spanish flag
  • “Die Wohnung ist sehr zentral in Edinburgh gelegen. Fußläufig sind alle Sehenswürdigkeiten zu erkunden. Ebenso zu den Treffpunkten einzelner Busunternehmen braucht man nur wenige Minuten. Die uhrZeit zum ein- und auschecken konnte mühelos außerhalb der angegebenen Zeiten gewählt werden. Diese Wohnung würde ich jedem weiterempfehlen!!!”
    LL & co, Neuss, Germany German flag
  • “A very cute flat in a very nice area . Edinburgh is an amazing city and the flat is situated in a good area. You can visit a lot of places on foot. The house has everything you need. I would highly recommend this place.”
    PG & family, Barcelona, Catalonia Catalonian flag
  • “Nuestra estancia en el apartamento ha sido fabulosa. Estuvimos un grupo de cuatro amigos durante seis días y el piso tenía todas las comodidades necesarias para esta muy a gusto. Además, el piso está muy bien situado, en el centro histórico de Edimburgo. Puedes ir andando a la mayoría de las visitas turísticas y monumentos. Recomiendo este apartamento a todo el que quiera viajar a Edimburgo, especialmente si es un grupo de cuatro personas.”
    MC & friends, Almeria, Spain Spanish flag
  • “Tolle Ferienwohnung: Wunderschöne Ferienwohnung im Herzen von Edinburgh. Voll ausgestattet, sauber und ordentlich. Beste Lage an der Royal Mile, alles, inklusive Busse und Bahnen, bequem zu Fuss erreichbar! Sehr freundlicher und zuvorkommender Vermieter! Sehr zu empfehlen!”
    BL & co, Germany German flag
  • “Everything was we expected from the description of the flat. Clean and well equipped and the owner was very helpful and kind to meet us around midnight when we arrived by having some goods in the refrigerator. Location is perfect.”
    Þóroddur, Reykyavik, Ireland Icelandic flag
  • “Ótima localização, na Canongate/Royal Miles. A 5 minutos a pé da Wawerly Station , museus, lojas, supermercados, restaurantes e pubs. Apartamento no 1ºandar, confortável, todos os ambientes com ventilação externa, bem ensolarado e iluminado. Bem equipado. enxoval e eletrodomésticos. O proprietário, é muito atencioso. Recomendo.”
    GV & family, Punta del Este, Uruguay Flag of Uruguay
  • “We had a lovely stay in Edinburgh for Hogmanay. The owner was a lovely host. So friendly, helpful and welcoming. He was really easy to communicate with, before, during and after our stay. Would highly recommend staying in this 'home away from home'. We can't wait to go back! The location is fantastic. Can get anywhere around town. We could walk everywhere from here and 5 mins from train station - perfect! Couldn't fault this place. Everything was great.”
    Brooke, Wellington, New Zealand New Zealand flag
  • “Perfect located apartment. Everything was clean and neat. Perfect spot.”
    Michael, USA American flag
  • “A wonderful stay in Edinburgh. Perfect location for the fringe, others were very jealous! One of the most comfortable beds I've ever slept in, and the welcome supplies on arrival were the icing on the cake!”
    Dan, London, UK UK flag
  • “The owner was very friendly, helpful and full of energy ... The apartment was very nice and had everything we needed for our 4-day stay. The location was great, especially for during the festival, as it is close to the activity, but not noisy from it. We really enjoyed our stay.”
    Wendy, Mill Valley, CA, USA American flag

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